Harris Teeter Donates $1,000 Lottery Incentive to Local Schools

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“Harris Teeter is proud to reinforce its commitment to education by donating its incentive payment to these schools,” said Danna Jones, communication manager for Harris Teeter.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Steele Croft Harris Teeter 13000 South Tryon St. Charlotte, NC 28278

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Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, Harris Teeter Store Director Charley Toothman will present two local schools each with a $500 check to support its commitment to educational programs. The organizations receiving the donations are Olympic High METS – PTO and Lake Wylie Elementary. This donation is made possible by the North Carolina Education Lottery and is in addition to the dollars a school receives from Harris Teeter through its active participation in the company’s Together in Education program.

Harris Teeter Together in Education, similar to the North Carolina Education Lottery, raises money for education initiatives to boost returns for education throughout North Carolina. The North Carolina Education Lottery provides incentive payments to retailers who sell winning tickets in the Powerball game. Harris Teeter has chosen to donate its incentive awards back to local schools. This most recent $1,000 incentive award comes from a winning Powerball ticket which was sold at the Steele Croft store in December.

“Harris Teeter is proud to reinforce its commitment to education by donating its incentive payment to these schools,” said Danna Jones, communication manager for Harris Teeter.

“We are always excited by this opportunity as it allows us to continue to show our commitment to the community and schools by donating the money back to one of our Together in Education partners,” added Jones.

Harris Teeter rolled out lottery ticket sales in its North Carolina stores starting in fall 2010 after successful implementation at five initial locations. In addition to the funds raised for education, the new technology provided by the North Carolina Education Lottery machines led the company to move forward and make the service available to its shoppers. The machines will not accept money or dispense tickets until the buyer scans a driver’s license or state-issued identification card to verify appropriate age to purchase a lottery ticket.

Since March 2006, the N.C. Education Lottery has raised more than $3.6 billion for education programs in the state. Harris Teeter received the $1,000 incentive payment for selling the $1 million-winning ticket in the Powerball drawing on Dec. 24, 2014. The North Carolina Powerball is played only in North Carolina, and drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday night at approximately 10:59 p.m. Powerball tickets cost $2 and Powerball tickets with Power Play cost $3.

To learn more about the North Carolina Education Lottery and Harris Teeter, visit http://www.nc-educationlottery.org and http://www.harristeeter.com.

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